2c about the development of ubuntu

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Tue Jan 3 11:10:29 GMT 2006

On Tue, Jan 03, 2006 at 02:53:35AM +0100, Udo 'Robos' wrote:

> For instance, is swsusp2 getting into ubuntu? That would need much love and
> work but that would bring a real benefit to the users since then a laptop
> really become more usuable. The speed difference between the old software 
> suspend and the new one is huge! And acpi needs looots of work for more
> machines to be able to suspend to ram. 

If swsusp2 makes it into the upstream kernel, it'll make it into Ubuntu. 
While it's a large invasive external patch, it's not going to make it 
into our kernel.

ACPI needs very little work now. The vast majority of machines 
successfully suspend to RAM. The ones that don't are very difficult to 
deal with. Some machines with VIA chipsets reboot rather than resuming. 
Some machines with ATI chipsets fail to refresh the memory while 
suspended. These are problems that can only be dealt with by getting 
increased support from manufacturers, and I'm doing what I can to obtain 

> As a side note, is a machine with an nvidia card supposed to be able to
> suspend/hibernate?

As long as you're not using the binary nvidia drivers, yes.
Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org

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